Charin "Tip" Clayton

March 13, 1955November 18, 2020

Charin “Tip” Clayton, 65, of Paris, passed from this life on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at First Christian Church, 780 20th St. N.E., Paris, TX with Rev. Barry Loving officiating. The family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery at a later date. Charin, the daughter of Velasuk & Jamlet Udomsomboon, was born March 13, 1955, in Thailand. Her career at Covidien in Commerce, TX spanned a number of years before her retirement. She was a member of First Christian Church in Paris where she had been active in many activities and projects of the church. She also attended many traditional Thai holiday celebrations at the Buddhist Center of Dallas. Her parents preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Clayton, whom she married on Nov. 30, 1985, building thirty-four years of family and memories, three children, Morgan Elizabeth Clayton of Fayetteville, AR, Richard Alexander Clayton of Ft. Worth, and Natasha Victoria Kellogg & husband Joseph of Lowell, AR along with a plethora of friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Colon Cancer Alliance or any animal rescue organization.



  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020


  • Burial


Charin "Tip" Clayton

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Cynthia Smith

November 27, 2020

It’s never easy letting go of the love you had. I hope you find comfort in the 35 years you had with your wife, and all the wonderful years and experiences ya’ll shared. Many others are not as lucky with the time You and Tip had together. . .
Your Friend Always,
Cynthia Smith

Rebecca Shetler

November 27, 2020


I am so sorry for the loss of your wife. I worked with you @ St Joseph Hospital many years ago. You beamed with pride when you
talked about your wife or children.
Wishing you peace and serenity.

Renee Moore

November 25, 2020

Bill and Family, My thoughts are with you this week and I know there is no words to say that can elevate your pain during this time. I never had the privilege of meeting Tip, but i worked with Bill in Iraq and could always tell how much he loved and enjoyed his wife during their travels and how proud he was of his very smart and intelligent children. He would say "I owe it all to my wife." Much love, Renee

Charles Allen

November 24, 2020

Bill I am so sorry for your loss. We are remembering your family in our prayers.

Aram Sri Koger

November 23, 2020

Tip and I have been the closest of friends since we were teenagers in Thailand. She was like a sister to me, and I will always consider her family to be family to me as well. I have been consumed in thoughts and memories of her since Bill told me of her passing. It is surely a terrible loss to those of us who knew her best.

Ann Cravens (McMellon)

November 22, 2020

Bill, so sorry to hear of Tip's passing... Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family...

Jan Robertson

November 22, 2020

I first met her when I taught Morgan and Richard in my class at Aikin. She was a wonderful mother, beautiful, and giving. My thoughts and prayers for her family. 🙏🏻❤️

Mickey Holden

November 22, 2020

So sorry for your loss . Will miss her walks in neighborhood and friendly chats. She was a sweet and loving lady. God Bless You

Paris Veterinary Clinic

November 20, 2020

Your family is in our prayers! We loved Mrs. Clayton!

Beverly Fortner

November 20, 2020

I met Charin and grew to love her when I had Morgan in my class at Aikin Elementary school. She was the most generous and loving person and always had a hug and a smile. I know she will be dearly missed because she was dearly loved.


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